Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Is.....A Funyun?

His name is Idris Goodwin.
He is a poet. 
He is an essayist.
 He is an award winning playwright.
He is a rapper.
He is a teacher.
He is a dad.


My Grama's Soul said...

I love poetry and creativity....but I seem to have a little problem with the rap end of it. Not sure why....perhaps because of the harshness of it.....that's just my opinion, though.



ib said...

We all have our own perspective, and I can understand yours and, to an extent, I have a similar taste but this strikes me differently. Idris makes his point, and does so without cursing, pointing fingers, etc. There is a certain amount of dignity to it. This is mild in comparison to others in this genre.
Thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer said...

That is fabulous! And a pure delicious!

ib said...

Jennifer, Funyun's are tasty, no doubt.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

He does have a great point though, food in schools and the habits developed outside of schools is really unhealthy. Needs a revolution!

Diego Sousa said...

still don't get what is a funyun =/

becca said...

loved this

stacey said...

Super. Awesome.

ib said...

Sub, it is pretty bad. I remember when I was in high school, everybody in the school went nuts when the powers that be installed a juice box machine. Now, they have soda and coffee.

Diego, I will defer this question to someone else because I cannot explain to you, what they are.

Becca & Stacey, you two are awesome. Thanks so much.

Al Penwasser said...

This Goodwin guy is great.
I'm not sure which food group a Funyun comes from, either.

ib said...

Al, he has quite a few good ones. He is an interesting dude. In his music, he often talks about paying bills and buying used cars like normal people do, and in doing so, he does not feel the need to curse. Refreshing is a word I use to describe him.